Senior Citizen's Guide to Philadelphia and Suburbs Fall/Winter 2013 - page 15

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Health
Types of Homecare Providers
Medicare Certified Home Health Agencies
The term home health agency often indicates that a
homecare provider is Medicare certified. A Medicare cer-
tified agency has met federal minimum requirements for
patient care and management; therefore it can provide
home health services that are paid for by Medicare. Due
to regulatory requirements, services provided by these
agencies are very specific and must meet all the Medi-
care rules.
Hospice
Hospice care involves a core interdisciplinary team of
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